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The beauty, grace and speed of hummingbirds is always something to behold but we are still learning about them. DWR biologists are teaming up with Bureau of Land Management and Utah State Parks to learn what they can about the migration patterns of hummingbirds.
The PRCA was quick to acknowledge a special win at the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo that took place over the weekend at Western Park in Vernal. Roosevelt cowboy Rhen Richard won the tie-down roping competition at the rodeo, a success that he hopes to build upon. “It’s been a rough couple of weeks,” shared Richard in the PRCA ProRodeo.com highlight.
Once something hits the internet it becomes virtually impossible for it to be deleted. This is dangerous on its own but it has taken on a new life in the form of a crime still unheard of by some, that being the crime of sextortion.
The #HealthRocks challenge has inspired many locals to get out into nature and while most of the prize rocks have been found, the best is still out there. Vernal City and the Active Healthy Lifestyles Committee joined up with ‘Vernal Rocks (Official)’ for the #HealthRocks contest where painted rocks from local businesses have been hidden along popular local trails and those who find the rocks receive prizes!
A unique local event this week will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin were the first humans to land on the moon on July 20th, 1969. Perhaps most memorable was the moment Armstrong took his first step on the moon and stated, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
Officials are assessing the damage of a road north of Rifle that was discovered Friday morning to have an entire lane crumbled away. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, Highway 325 was closed on Friday north of Rifle at Mile Post 7 after road damage was reported on the northbound lane.
A crash involving a semi truck and a passenger car resulted in tragedy on Saturday evening near Strawberry Reservoir. According to Utah Highway Patrol, a white Kenworth semi truck pulling two tankers was traveling eastbound on Highway 40 around 7:40pm near Mile Marker 40 while a gray Honda Accord had been traveling northbound on Strawberry Road.
It takes a village to raise a child or so the saying goes. In Utah we take this adage seriously as a mandatory reporting state, meaning when you see something such as abuse, it is mandated that you say something. If you suspect abuse or neglect report it by calling the hotline at 1-855-323-3237 or Vernal dispatch 435-789-4222. If there is an emergency call 911. The Uintah/Daggett Children’s Justice Center urges the public to take this seriously because it could literally save a life.
Utah’s Watershed Restoration Initiative (WRI) has announced 121 wildland restoration and rehabilitation projects throughout the state that will be in the upwards of $36 million dollars. In all, these projects will improve over 173,000 acres of land. The DNR will coordinate the projects. DNR watershed program director Tyler Thompson states, “Healthy watersheds are vital to Utah’s effort to proactively manage the state’s natural resources, including prevention of catastrophic wildfire, improved habitat for wildlife and the increased yield and quality of water.”
A wet spring leads to green grass, beautiful flowers and an uptick in the mosquito population. Every county is doing what they can and Daggett County will be doing an aerial spray over a couple of days. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, aerial spraying, when done correctly, has no effect on people, pets and the environment. It will not cause asthma attacks as it only puts around 1 to 2 ounces of chemical per acre.
As more and more crimes take place or gain validity utilizing the internet, the office of the Utah Attorney General reminds the public of internet safety measures. Be sure to share with care, there is no delete button to the internet.
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Come stargaze with us and make a comet with 4-H and Duchesne County LibrariesJune 12, 2019 at 6:00 PMat the Duchesne Elementary Gymnasium for an unforgettable evening in the USU Mobile StarLab! This is a community event, everyone is welcome!
Meeker High School Drama Club Presents “Pippin” May 9, 10, 11
The Meeker High School Drama Club and International Thespian Society Troupe 1284 proudly
presents the renowned Broadway Musical “Pippin” at 7:00 P.M., on Thursday, Friday and
Saturday, May 9,10 and 11 at the Meeker High School Auditorium, 550 School St. Admission is
$5.00. For more information call 970 878-9070
Saturday, April 27th-Book signing and discussion: “The Crimson Cowboys” https://www.facebook.com/events/346765869288626/
Join us Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the Crossroads Center at 50 E 200 S in Roosevelt to learn about the ROI Pilot Program which is designed to help rural residents who are currently unemployed, underemployed to obtain freelance jobs, remote employment, or online commerce opportunities.Call 435-738-1140 for more information.
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Fishing with The Fox winner Payton Norman. Congratulations to Payton Norman who caught her very first fish at Duchesne Counties Lower Stillwater. This was a bonus fish as it was tagged with a pink Fishing with the Fox tag! Payton is now eligible to win some summer fun prizes courtesy of Basin Sports to be given away during the final performance of Alive After Five, 6:00 p.m. Thursday August 15th on the Uintah County Library Lawn.
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